Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Potholder Giveaway

New potholders for my kitchen
I've been making some sets of potholders and kitchen towels for Christmas gifts and dug into my scrap mountain to make some new potholders for myself. :) My old ones were in desperate need of being replaced as I think most of them were about 10 years old!
These all have a patchwork layer on top, then a layer of InsulBrite, a layer of batting and a backing fabric. I've used them a few times already and they seem to work great getting things in and out of the oven and to set large pots on at the dinner table.
Star potholder
This project was a great way to use up scrap fabrics and leftover pieces of binding, so I thought I would spread the love by making some extras and doing a little giveaway.

So, thank you to all of you who visit here and bring a little joy to my day with your sweet comments and friendship!
Potholders - set 1
set 1
Potholders - set 2
set 2

Please leave a comment if you would like a set and I'll pick 2 winners on Friday!
The giveaway is open to anyone, living anywhere.

Thank you, too for all of your kind comments about the ornament quilt! I'm working on quilting it and hope to have it finished to show you by the end of the week.

~Jessica

133 comments:

Rene' said...

Awesome potholders Jessica! How generous of you to give them away this time of the year (I have been hoarding all my handmades for gifts....ha)!!!! Your ornaments quilt is clever as well. Love how you used your grandmother's fabrics.

Mary said...

Wow, lovely potholders! Your wonky star is my favorite. I've been trying to resist buying Farmdale, but I just love it every time I see it!

Rachel said...

Very cute. Great fabrics.

Ranelle said...

oooo! They are all so cute. It's crazy how just a snippit of fabulous fabric is all it takes. So many great ones in those potholders. Especially love that orange and white binding fabric you used in set 2.
Love your blog. Keep it coming. Very inspiring. : )

passingdowncrazy said...

Wow! So cool. (Or should I say hot?) I've been wanting to make potholders forever. It's just one of those things that I don't get done.

Karen said...

What gorgeous potholders! I'd love to win a set. Thanks for offering this giveaway!

Elizabeth R said...

Love your potholders. Just last night I was working on making one for a Christmas charity auction. You've done really great work on these -- I wish mine looked as nice!

mcregan said...

Thanks for the giveaway--I enjoy reading your blog! Set 2 would look great in my kitchen and I desperately need new pot holders. I didn't realize how bad mine were until I was serving Thanksgiving dinner! Happy Holidays!

AnneMarie said...

Too cute! I need to make some too, but I keep getting caught up in mug rugs instead!

AnneMarie @ Gen X Quilters

Mariliz's Musings said...

Those are cutest potholders ever!! Thanks for the chance.

Dawn W said...

I just love your cute potholders - What a great way to spruce up a kitchen for the holidays!

Ashley S. said...

Would love a set of those cute potholders! Reading this made me realize that my current potholders need to go...

LT said...

What a great use of scraps. I need to learn about this InsulBrite you mentioned so that I can make my own. Hopefully I'll win some of your so that I have a great example to follow. Thanks!

bluedevilslady said...

They're gorgeous! These would go great in my mom's kitchen. Her potholders are all from the dollar store or made from old towels.

Lee said...

Lovely work! I could use some potholders - I make them and give them away! Love the look of the ornament quilt.
Thanks for a lovely giveaway.

Karen said...

I've been wanting to try my hand at some potholders myself! Winning a set of these lovelies would give me the jump start I need! Thanks for the awesome giveaway! ap328(@)yahoo(.)com

Karenkayw said...

Your potholders are so adorable! Thank you for having such an awesome blog....you make it fun!

lovemyabbie@gmail.com said...

I am making some potholders I only wish mine looked so nice!!!

Alisa said...

Your work, as usual is stunning. Thank you for all the inspiration. I love those little potholder beauties! And, would love to hang them in my kitchen. Thanks for the chance.

Victoria Paige said...

I enjoy reading your blog and look forward to seeing what you've created everyday!

Thanks for thinking of us!

Debora said...

These potholders are so adorable! Please enter me to win!! Thank you!

Alecia said...

Love your work, as always! Would LOVE a set! :)

Beth said...

SO generous! And I definitely need new potholders!

Suzanne said...

I love them! I should make some one day...as I too am in need of some new ones.

Jenniffier said...

So cute. Thanks for sharing!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

A-D-O-R-A-B-L-E! Thanks for offering to give them away :-) Love both sets and would be a much needed addition to my weary supply.

Jennifer said...

Too cute! Set 2 would look great in my kitchen. Those are almost too cute to use!

Jennifer :)

Marilyn W said...

Hi, great giveaway!!!

Who couldn't use a fabulous potholder?

Thanks!

and I'm not picky...I like BOTH sets.

Marilyn
marilynjw1971@gmail.com

Betty Crocker wannabe said...

I love the red and aqua as well as the star potholder!

Pam said...

you are so sweet...love your blog and it would be so cool to win these potholders!

Domina said...

Once again, you make beautiful things. I'm inspired to work on my Christmas quilt today. It's raining, so what better thing to do? Better get school in first, though. :)

kimland said...

I am always admiring your work and a big fan! AND I might add also, in dire need of new pot holders! Thanks for sharing! the red and aqua are my favorites!

Petit Design Co. said...

I love the star one you made. I'll have to look for some insulbrite because my oven mitts are getting holy!

This is a tough choice. I think I like set #1

ktquilts said...

Oh, I just love set 1!!! Just my colors!!!

Melanie said...

Thank you for the chance! Love the potholders.

Rachel Hauser said...

I like how you made the binding extend into a hanging loop! If I win these, they'll be a christmas gift for a friend!

gill said...

Your potholders are awesome!!
I'd love to win one
Gill

Sherri said...

These are the absolute cutest potholders! I've been making some for gifts too...but seeing these makes me want to make some just like them--or win a set!

Brooke said...

Super cute potholders! I keep meaning to make some new ones (as mine are over 7 years old), but just haven't gotten around to it. Winning some would solve that problem! =)

Kelli said...

What uber-cute potholders! I especially love Set #2. The one on the right kind of has a vintagey Hawaiian print fabric on it. Being from Hawaii, I absolutely love Hawaiian prints!

Lindsay said...

I love the color combos you chose!

Tracy J said...

These are gorgeous! I would love to win a set, but at the very least you inspire me to get cracking and make some of my own, even if they don't turn out as lovely as yours!

Our Busy Little Bunch said...

They're almost too pretty to use!

Kristy T said...

I love your potholders, they look great!!

Mimi said...

Funny how I have never made potholders before! I love yours and would try to use them to make some (maybe) but would really love, love, love to win one of yours!! Thanks for the chance and inspiration!

Leslie said...

wow what a great giveaway....these look amazing.

SoniB said...

These are beautiful . . . I think I'd have a hard time using them and getting them dirty. Thanks for the chance!

nettie said...

pot holders have been on my to-do list for ages...i'd love to win these!!

Isisjem said...

Wow - these are so pretty! I love your fabric choices. One day I may get around to making myself some.

Jane said...

Love your potholders!
SO cute!
Thanks for the giveaway.
I get so much inspiration from your blog.

Heather Acton said...

LOVE these potholders! I've had potholders on the brain.

live a colorful life said...

These potholders are the cutest!

Melanie@Crafty Cupboard said...

Adorable, I think they are desperate to find their place in my kitchen!

Nancy said...

Too cute! I love quilted pot holders. Thanks for sharing the giveaway with us.
spackattak7 at hotmail dot com

Kirsten said...

I'm making potholders for Christmas too - I'd love to win some for myself that I didn't have to make! :)

CJ said...

Beautiful potholders! They sure would liven up my kitchen but I would pass one on for a gift. :D

bebo821 said...

Now I know what to make for some folks on my Christmas list! Thank you for the inspiration :)

corinne said...

Beautiful potholders. I would love them in my kitchen. Thank-you for a chance to win them.

Annette said...

Those are to cute!!

Amber said...

Too cute - what a great Christmas idea and great way to use some scraps!

Greta said...

These are super cute. I can't believe what a great idea this is. Maybe I need to make a few of these for Christmas gifts. Humm we have 4 weeks left, right? Winning them would be better.

midnight hysteria said...

i agree with the poster who said they are almost too pretty to use, at least in MY kitchen -- i'm so piggy! love them and would love to win a set .... and the ornament quilt is lovely! .... darlene

midnight hysteria said...

isn't the binding on set 2 from the *haunted house* collection? i can't think of the name right now, but i have some and it's so nice to see it as binding!

Jorie said...

I love them! They are all so bright and cute!

Rachael & Ned said...

Woohoo! Would love these for my kitchen!

Cindy Anderson said...

Your potholders are great. Love the color combinations.

Sandy said...

oh, you're the sweetest - I'd LOVE a pair...they are adorable!!

Jan said...

These are super neato. Thanks for the chance to win.

Janna said...

Those are gorgeous pot holders!!! You are so generous! Thank you;) Would love to put these in my stocking;) - oh who am I kidding I'd have to use them right away! Your ornament quilt is A DORABLE!!!

Kelly said...

Pretty, pretty potholders!

Michele said...

Your pot holders are gorgeous. Your workmanship is always top notch. How do you do the hanger?

Kristin said...

Your potholders are great! I've been following your blog for a few months now, working up the nerve to start quilting for the first time. It's so inspiring to watch your projects come to life!

Debbie said...

Great potholders! I would love to win them :)
I love reading your blog daily!
Thank you
Debbie

Kerry said...

Both sets of pot holders are lovely- like the little hanging loops too

Katy said...

Beautiful! Thank you for the giveaway! I would have a hard time using these for actual work, though. What if they got dirty? Noooo!

SteffiD said...

Those potholders are adorable! I'd love for a chance at either set, but set #1 has my eye!!

Ariane said...

Love your potholders. Thanks for the chance to win.

Meg said...

These are all so lovely! I love your quilting on them!

Karen said...

The potholders are just lovely. Its so nice to have beautiful fabric goodness in your kitchen too. Thank you for the giveaway.

Robin (rsislandcrafts) said...

Your potholders are adorable! I was trying to think of Christmas gifts for our neighbors and was having a hard time coming up with something easy and useful. I don't know why I didn't think of potholders. Thanks for the help.

Cindy said...

Your potholders are sooo cute. Thanks for the giveaway!

Linda said...

So colourful! They would really make a kitchen cheerful.

Purple Quilter Queen said...

How cute! That might have to be my "everyone needs a set" gift next year. Too cute. But boy would I love to have a set myself THIS YEAR! Jenn

Rachel said...

How nice of you! I love visiting your blog - you're very inspiring! :) I've been meaning to make some potholders too, but haven't gotten around to it with all the other projects going on!

marilyn said...

I love all of them. I promised my niece that I would send her potholders every year. My Mother, her grandmother, would always send them. When my mother died she said it was my turn to send them LOL.. Please pick me I'll give them to someone who has a potholder fetish. lol..

Megs said...

These are gorgeous color combinations and they look so professionally finished! I would love to receive them!

free indeed said...

Almost too cute to use! I like set 2 best. I really need to make some...I never have, so my store bought ones look pretty nasty.

Debby/Darthy said...

those potholders are so cute, I love your work

I'd love a chance to win these little gems

Stray Stitches said...

What adorable pot holders! I would love a chance to win a pair!!

Marcia said...

The ornaments are precious! Thank you for sharing your kitchen set with readers. Yesterday my mother and I were bemoaning our awful potholders - washing didn't improve them - so please put my name into the drawing. Happy Holidays!

maken designs said...

they are beautiful! (is it weird i think they are too pretty to use in the kitchen?!) :)

Lisa P said...

I'd love, love, love one of these!

Anna said...

Beautiful potholders!! Thanks for the giveaway.

Paula said...

Cute! You are way ahead of me when it comes to holiday crafting.

webmailaddress2 said...

I love the potholders! I've never made them before, but they look so fun.

Valerie said...

Oh, what a fun giveaway! And I desperately need some -- if you look at my Thanksgiving blog post, you'll see the ugly green burned potholder from about 8 years ago on my right hand, and an ove-glove on my left. Ha! Cute potholders would be great. And thanks for the inspiration as well -- I need some good "friend gifts" and these might be just the ticket.

Carol in E TN said...

I love your pot holders and I could sure use some new ones!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Those are some cute potholders! I would love to win any of them!

Bailey said...

These are all so cute!

I'm pretty new to quilting and just started making some tops for my own quilted pot holders. Hopefully they'll be complete someday!

Amy said...

You did a fabulous job on your potholders. Oh yes - I'd love to win a set!

notjenny said...

These are beautiful! I love the colors in the second set. I'd love to win a pair!

Marit said...

Jessica, these are soooo pretty. You are inspiring me to make some, too...

; )

Bournonville said...

They are soo cute, i whis i was that good to make patchwork :)

i love the colors.

-Sara

Elena said...

Super cute AND practical. The best combination. :)

nancylou said...

Too pretty to use, but I'll be happy to display them nicely in my kitchen!
I'm new to blogs, so this is a treat!

Paula said...

So cute! Please count me in, thanks!
ap_lemos at yahoo dot com

Joanna said...

Like everyone else has said, they are absolutely adorable! I think I need to make some for gifts this year - thank you for the idea!

Zegi said...

Super cute! I'd love a new set since my old pot holders are looking like the dog ate them. Oh wait, he did...

rebekah said...

These are so cute!

rebekahricker at yahoo dot com

Rita said...

Would love to have any of these potholders! My current obession is the Bliss fabric line and you've used it in both sets. Was wondering what to do with leftover binding...now I know. :)

Lisa D. said...

Wow your potholders are amazing!

Texana said...

I would LOVE to win one of your beautiful pot holders to liven up my kitchen!

beautifulladybird said...

Very beautiful! Thanks for the chance.

Angela said...

Well, those are just adorable. Count me in. :)

Hannah said...

am i too late!?

i love the red and blue set. And the star potholder is just beautiful!

Theresa said...

Simply stunning - yes they'd certainly brighten up any kitchen. Love your work!

Elizabeth P. said...

Love those! Very cute-great colors!

Lori said...

I am about to sew some since mine are used so much they are almost useless.

The Rx quilter said...

I recently bought some insulbrite to make potholders...yours are so beautiful. I would love to win a set, not sure I would use them on pots and pans...I couldn't imagine getting lasagna all over them! Thanks for the giveaway..Xmas present! Lisa in Texas

Sally said...

I love the potholders you have made! They are so beautiful and like the previous post, I think I would have a hard time using them on my pots and pans! All the potholders over here are crocheted from cotton yarn.

Wonky Girl said...

After a long tiring day..... seeing your potholders made me SMILE !!!
Thanks :)

SandyN said...

Wow the potholders are all so beautiful.... What a great Christmas present.

Sandyn

Penny said...

This is the umpteenth giveaway I've entered since following the Scrap Along. And I just discovered that I was one of those No-Reply People. Well, I've fixed that so maybe I'll get lucky in this holiday season and win some beautiful potholders. Thanks.

Cris A said...

I'm probablt too late to enter your giveaway, butjust hd to say that these ares o cute....can't wait to dig into my little pile of scraps!

Cindy said...

These are adorable- very, very cute! We can all use potholders and I would definitely be smiling while using these!! Thanks!

pklaw said...

Those are so nice - a great way to use small pieces - I would love to be the lucky winner!

Past Traditions said...

Lovely little potholders. I was just thinking my kitchen towels and potholders are getting a little rundown! Thank you for the giveaway!

Jodi-JoJoMia's Place said...

Those potholders are so cute!! Love the fabrics and design. Thanks for the giveaway.
Jodi

amandajean said...

my pot holders are looking sad, too. these are adorable! and a nice way to try out a new technique or block. i'm adding these to my list!

Craftstress Kira said...

These are awesome! Thanks for the chance to win!

Hilachas said...

Cute potholders. And they're made so beautifully. I wish I could sew that well. Thanks for the opportunity to own these.

amylouwho said...

I bought some insulbrite on Saturday so I could make some of these. They are so cute!!

pioneervalleygirl said...

Great idea - my own potholders are in sad shape. Off to look through my scrap bin....